• dCS Rossini – MQA updates

    dCS Rossini – MQA updates

    This is the review I was beginning to wonder if I would ever write. Back in 2015 Alan Sircom wrote a very comprehensive take on the then-new dCS Rossini CD/DAC and clock with the thought ...
  • Rotel RCD-1572 CD player

    Rotel RCD-1572 CD player

    We all got very excited when the compact disc came along, the scratch resistant, jam-proof “perfect” medium for the first digital music format, but it seems that the gloss has well and truly worn off ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards: Digital Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards: Digital Audio

    Disc Player/Transport PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player In the world of streaming audio, many think that spinning disc players must either move with the times or fade away. PS Audio’s DirectStream Memory Player is very ...
  • Roksan Blak CD player

    Roksan Blak CD player

    Many people have written off CD today. However, reports of the death of the polycarbonate disc are greatly exaggerated. True, it’s getting ever harder to find players, especially new players, and increasingly the audiophile zeitgeist ...
  • Hegel and Chartwell system

    Hegel and Chartwell system

    Some systems here are easy recommendations, because they are the output of a single brand. Others are more a reflection of listening tests along the way. This one is slightly different. It’s taking two known ...
  • Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    Hi-Fi+ Awards 2016: Digital Audio

    DAC of the Year Chord Electronics DAVE Some awards categories were difficult to choose, and notionally that could have applied to the fast-moving and extremely competitive DAC market. In fact, there’s really only one DAC ...
  • dCS Vivaldi 2.0 digital playback system

    dCS Vivaldi 2.0 digital playback system

    The full four-box dCS Vivaldi system embodies what high-end digital audio should be all about. It is complex, beautifully made, endlessly functional through its myriad of connection options and of course, very expensive. Unlike so ...
  • Burmester Phase 3 system

    Burmester Phase 3 system

    Most of the systems we assemble are from multiple brands. The logic behind this goes as follows: no one manufacturer excels in every department. Burmester is the loyal opposition to that concept. The company’s new ...

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